Social Media is an integral part of our lives in current times. The young generation relies a bit too much on internet for homework, establishment of connections, acquiring answer to questions they cannot ask anyone else and entertainment purposes as well. I remember I used to feel left out prior to joining social media. My parents wouldn’t understand the reason behind my persistent requests to join Facebook. Evidently, all the conversations consisted of were ‘that new thing posted yesterday’. References of them made me feel in some ways foolishly ignorant. Now, that I’m a regular user of few of social network websites and apps such as Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, I’ve felt it makes no difference.
But one thing I’ve noticed is most of my friends follow the pages and posts that they can relate to, sad and depressing posts. People are too quick to victimize themselves and try to make the posts about themselves. It is bad for mental health. Are people trying to open up about their inner feelings with others because they feel the same way? We have songs, articles, quotes describing exactly how we feel. And it is easier to associate sadness with them, the heavy feeling in our heart after all there are another of our sorts. But social media leaves us experiencing loneliness, isolation and leads us astray from reality. Why render happiness a captive to the number of likes and comments achieved on social websites?
Maybe we should just try to discuss our emotions with friends and family more often. The fear of rejection and not being liked is forcing our true selves to go into hiding. Let’s, for once, try and appreciate raw selves of each other. Don’t let social media leave you lonely and get back to using it for its pros.